Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, shares a light moment with US Ambassador Harry Thomas, left, and US Pacific Command chief Admiral Robert Willard, right, during his visit at the ... more 
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, center, shares a light moment with US Ambassador Harry Thomas, left, and US Pacific Command chief Admiral Robert Willard, right, during his visit at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines on July 26, 2011. Aquino said that the Philippines has acquired a US Coast Guard cutter to help guard its territorial waters near the disputed Spratlys islands. Washington has said the peaceful resolution of the territorial disputes and ensuring the freedom of navigation at the contested Spratlys are in the U.S. national interest, a position that irked China. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Aaron Favila
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 4:31 AM EDT